General Bus Info:

Buses are now provided by several bus companies.
The Padstow area (south of the River Camel) is served by the following buses:
Plymouth City Bus number 11A – Padstow to Bodmin Parkway station via Wadebridge
First Kernow A5 Coaster Bus – Padstow to Newquay via Newquay airport.
North of the river is also served by the First Kernow Bus number 95,96 – Wadebridge to Camelford via St Minver, Rock, Trebetherick, Polzeath, Port Isaac and Delabole.

General Train Info:

There is only one main train line running through the centre of Cornwall with a few branch lines. The stations are: Saltash, St Germans, Liskeard, Bodmin, Lostwithiel, Par, St Austell, Truro, Redruth, Camborne, Hayle, St Erth, Penzance.

The nearest train station to Padstow is Bodmin Parkway.

N.B. Google will tell you that the nearest train station is either Roche or St Columb Road.  Whilst these are geograhically slightly nearer they are small stations on the Newquay to Par branchline and are not easily accessible by public transport. The 11a bus runs from Bodmin Parkway to Padstow via Wadebridge.

For Looe branch line, change at Liskeard. For Newquay branch line, change at Par, For Falmouth change at Truro. For St Ives change at St Erth.

Train timetables are available from National Rail

Click here for a map of the GB rail network


There are several taxis companies operating in the area. It is advisable to book in advance.
We recommend:

Coastline Travel  01637 860006  Based at Newquay Airport-Taxis and Minibuses

Cornwall Private Car Hire Taxi / Private hire service mainly covering Wadebridge, Padstow Rock, Polzeath and other locations throughout Cornwall.  Also offering an Airport drop-off and pickup service for Newquay Airport. 07724114253

Miller’s Taxis  07873498349  –  24/7 Local & Long Distance Airport & Station transfers.  8 Seater available.


Padstow Park and Ride:


Padstow Park and Ride is situated on the Wadebridge Road A389, just before Tesco. A bus runs every 15 minutes to take you into town. £4 per car all day. Open Easter, May Day and Spring Bank Holiday to end of September. Car park open 10am – 10pm. First bus from 1030 and last bus 6pm.   Telephone:07747 602716

Rock Water Taxi:

Rock Water Taxi provides an evening ferry service between Rock and Padstow in a 10m twin jet powered catamaran. Undercover accommodation and heating makes those trips in early spring or late summer more comfortable, as well as those rare occasions when it rains!  Also available for private charter.

Tel : 01208 862815
Mobile : 07778 105297 (during operating hours)
Website :
E-mail :

Adult Return – £7.00
Adult Single – £4.00
Child (under 12) Return – £5.00
Child (under 12) Single – £3.00

Padstow to Rock Ferry:

A foot ferry runs between Padstow and Rock daily.  At high tide it runs from the outer harbour every 15-20 minutes and from Lower Beach at low tide every 15-20 minutes.  Please check the blue board at the outer harbour wall for times and departure points.